Per HockeyNewsHub, Philadelphia Flyers prospect Matvei Michkov was named a KHL All-Star for the 2023-24 season. The star winger was reportedly not voted in by fans, but is now officially an All-Star after being voted in via the voting results of KHL beat writers.
Other players that were voted in by the media include Pavel Poryadin and Alexander Nikishin in the Bobrov Division; Yaroslav Likhachyov, Danil Aimurzin, and Nikita Korostelyov in the Tarasov Division, Nikita Grebyonkin, Troy Josephs, and Maxim Shabanov in the Kharlamov Division, and Daniil Gutik, Nikolai Prokhorkin, and Riley Barber in the Chernyshev Division.
Michkov will join his former SKA St. Petersburg teammate Nikishin at the All-Star weekend, and it was the former’s loan away from SKA that enabled him to be up for All-Star consideration in the first place. The 18-year-old has produced at an unprecedented rate to start the year, scoring six goals, seven assists, and 13 points in only 13 games played.
After scoring nine goals, 11 assists, and 20 points in 27 games with HK Sochi last year, Michkov is well on pace to smash those numbers early on this season. The Flyers’ 2023 No. 7 overall pick is currently on pace to finish the 2023-24 season with 27 goals, 31 assists, and 58 points in 62 games played.
After missing about a week of action with an illness, Michkov returned to the ice earlier this week to play consecutive games against Spartak Moskva. Sochi lost 5-2 and 3-1, respectively, but the teenage sensation got back on the scoresheet in the first of two losses with a goal.
Michkov continues to look more and more like the real deal with each passing productive game in Russia’s top division of professional hockey. The Flyers will be eagerly anticipating the arrival of the summer of 2026, when Michkov’s contract in Russia will expire and hopefully leave him free to join Philadelphia shortly thereafter.